# Danny has 42 saplings. He plants them equally in 8 rows. How many saplings are left over?

Jan 31, 2018

2

#### Explanation:

If he plants $x$ saplings per row, then
$8 x \le 42$

$x$ has to be a whole number and cannot be in fraction, as it represents number of saplings.

The multiple of 8 closest to 42 is 40, that is, when $x = 5$.

Therefore, if 40 saplings are planted (5 saplings in each of the 8 rows) then 2 are left out.